"Strange Fruit" Exhibition


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RARE presents Strange Fruit, a group exhibition of photo-based work by Randall Bellows III (Denver, Colorado); Andrew Brodhead (Savannah, Georgia); Nicholas Hall (Brooklyn, New York); and Tom Lovelace (London, UK). Each artist depicts scenarios that are strange, disturbing, and even surreal in appearance, yet seem plausible and metaphorically true. The show runs from June 28 through August 9, and marks the artists' first exhibition at RARE.

Using himself as the protagonist in his photographs, Bellows is trailed by a dark, hazy figure that is a repository for the fears and difficulties he faced as a young child, the fallout of which haunts him to this day. Brodhead gives us images that haunt our very existence: plastic-wrapped bodies floating above gorgeous but vulnerable landscapes, showing us what we are losing by our consumption and waste, and the possibility of our becoming our own landfill in the mess we
have created.

Hall scours magazines, books, and calendars for images he can re-interpret through the process of collaging seemingly antithetical elements (e.g., dinosaurs and submarines, hundreds of buildings with rooftops excised) to encourage us to view the world from a new perspective and explore its untapped possibilities. Lovelace confines his explorations to the gallery environment in a series of staged photos. Fusing photography, sculpture, and performance, he depicts a torso-less pair of legs balanced precariously atop Minimalist sculptures. By treating these reductive objects as playthings, Lovelace allows his work to oscillate between the mundane and the fantastical, thereby generating a sense of the bizarre, the surreal, but also the possible.

Primarily self-taught, Bellows has exhibited extensively throughout the Denver area. Brodhead received a BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009, and has exhibited in both Savannah and Atlanta. Hall obtained a BFA in painting in 2002 from the Pratt Institute and has participated in various group shows in New York. Lovelace received a post-graduate diploma in art history at Goldsmiths College, University of the Arts, London. His work has been shown in one-person and group exhibitions throughout the UK, and in Denmark and Italy.



from June 28, 2012 to August 09, 2012

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